Alexander "Xander" Lucien Hardy
born at home in the water
7:05 PM Sunday, December 2, 2007
7 lbs, 3 oz; 20"
Xander was gently born (no forceful pushing!) after a quick and efficient 2-hour labor. Excited big brother Griffin attended his birth and gave Jess a thumbs-up afterward. He later said he didn't want to go to bed because "I can't take my eyes off the baby." We enjoyed lots of quiet bonding time together and loved how Xan recognized Griffin's and Dan's voices and gave his mom and dad a content smile. Reese was eager to meet his new baby brother and greeted him with a kiss.
- Dan and Griff with Xander, 20 minutes old
- 2 hours old
- Nancy (our midwife) weighing Xander
- Dan is thrilled to have a baby to sling again!
- tucked in and ready for bed, 11 PM
Not photographed but greatly appreciated: Nancy's assistant Therese, and Aunt Jessa, both of whom were indispensible. Thanks for your behind-the-scenes help!